CMB’s mission is to encourage, engage and equip our members to impact their community for Christ.
CMB’s Women in Radio is made up of ladies working at a radio station, a ministry, a record company, in promotions, artist management, or are connected to a Christian broadcaster. We believe there is power in connection and community. CMB Women in Radio is about nurturing, equipping, connecting and praying for one another.
Make plans now to join your Women in Radio friends at Momentum 2021 for the Women in Radio Party on Tuesday, June 1 from 8p – 9:30p, sponsored by Convoy of Hope.
Tell us about your family:
My precious family consists of my wonderful husband, Johnny Stone, and two little terriers, Ringo and Lyric. I am also a Church Staff Kid, both my mom and other father work in different roles in the church, and that seems to be the perfect background for being on Christian radio. Where their members complain about the air conditioning and color of the carpet, our listeners complain about something we said or the Singing Rubber Chickens, Harley and Gnarley with a G!
How long have you been in radio:
I have been in radio since 1993. Christian radio since 2000.
Give us your radio timeline:
We have been blessed to work with some amazing ministries! But I started out in Country radio in my hometown of DFW on Young Country 105.3. Went from there to ABC Radio Networks, then KLUV and made the jump to Christian radio working in Chicago at The Fish. Took off 11 months to take care of my grandmother in her final months then moved to New York Metro and joined Johnny on STAR 99.1. After 8 years on air there, moved to Tucson to be on Family Life Radio network and four years later God called us to Washington, DC to WGTS 91.9. We have been on air here for four years and hope to have many more!
In addition to your role at WGTS, what else are you juggling?
When God moved us to afternoons in 2013, Johnny and I decided that I would go back to school and get a Master’s in Professional Counseling. I finished in 2016 and I have a private practice in Maryland early in the morning and on Saturdays. If you let Him, God will make room in your life for whatever you dream that fits His Will. I love helping others on the radio and on video from my home office now.
Words of encouragement for other ladies in radio:
I see so many women in radio that are balancing work, marriage, parenting and other things and I admire them so much. My best piece of advice would be to keep going! Whatever God called you to do in this life, just put one foot in front of the other and keep moving. God has blessed Johnny and I with amazing positions at WGTS 91.9 and it is because we kept going on days when we did not think we could.
Can you recommend a book that is encouraging to you?
I have recently read Waiting Here For You: An Advent Journey of Hope by Louie Giglio (that I think would be perfect to start the year with also) and Godmothers: Why You Need One, How To Be One by Lisa Bevere. Godmothers speaks a great deal about the younger generations and how we, as women, can help encourage their walk with Christ. And why they need us as an older generation which is always nice to know you are needed.
Anything else you want to share?
I have one more request for my cohorts in this Women in Radio tribe: please reach out and encourage a younger version of yourself. We need that next generation more than you know and I am so glad to be at the point in my career where I am looking at what I can give instead of what I can get. When you focus on others and encourage them, you get out of your own head. For me, that makes a world of difference and I know that they will be here when we are long gone, reaching back for that next generation after them.
Convoy of Hope encourages women around the world to realize their value and reach their potential through job training and education. As a result, many enrolled in their Women’s Empowerment program now own a business that allows them to better feed and care for their children.